So I’ve got this XSD file that describes some data that I need to generate. This pleases me. Having a schema is always Martha Stewart. However: Damn do I hate reading XML. I don’t know why those Java people get in to it quite so much. So what I want to know is this: Has […]
Does anybody know of a quality roofing contractor in/around the SGV? Stephanie and I need to have some minor repairs made to the roof — re-mastic a few spots, fix the way the ridge nails are done, etc. — and would welcome any recommendations.
Can anybody recommend a good Applescript reference? I’ve got some ugly jobs that I want to automate, which seems like a good opportunity to pick up a new tool. Here’s what I want to do: I’m moving my photos from Picasa — which I love dearly and will miss, but I never use my Windows […]
My uncle posted pictures of a toy racecar that he’s trying to identify. Do any of you know anything about this car?
My corporate-issue backpack has decided to bite the dust just before I leave on a short trip. I’d quite like to have a working backpack and I’m not confidant that The Man can provide me with a new one on such short notice, so I’m likely going to pick one up myself this weekend. Can […]
Hey there, The Magic Internet Machine! I’m going to be in Chicago with my son and parents next Wednesday. We fly in to Midway in the middle of the afternoon and subsequently schlep out to Woodstock, IL for Thanksgiving and what have you. I’d like to stop for dinner in Chicago. Ideally it would be […]
I stumbled upon the wonderful Rules for Drunk Bastards today, which imparts some excellent alcohol wisdom. They’ve got rules for drinking alone and in groups, what to drink for men and for women, various and sundry suggestions regarding kids and pets at the bar, and any number of other useful hints and tips that are […]